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Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (1915–2000)

Roebuck 'Pops' Staples was born on December 28, 1915 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Oceola Staples. He died on December 19, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog Pops Staples
1997

Filmography

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 2014 Selma (writer: "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2011-2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Roger McGuinn (2012) ... (writer: "The Uncloudy Day" - uncredited)
- Raul Malo (2011) ... (writer: "Somebody Saved Me")
 2011 The Help (writer: "Don't Knock" - as Roebuck Staples)
 2009 Guitarjed's Street Music (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wipeout - The Last Time (2009) ... (writer: "The Last Time" - uncredited)
 2006 Come Early Morning (performer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples) / (writer: "DON'T KNOCK" - as Roebuck "Pops" Staples)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Help Me Jesus" - as Roebuck Staples)
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "Good Old Shoe" - as Pops Staples)
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (arranger: "What Are They Doing?" - as R. Staples)
 1986 True Stories (performer: "Papa Legba")
 1965 Dave's Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (writer: "You Don't Knock")
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Alternate Names:

The Staple Singers | Pops Staples
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Trivia:

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (as a member of the The Staple Singers). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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